dear friends — as you may have already heard, the Boom Boom Room and the Coast Inn have been sold. the new owner, steven udvar-hazy, wants to end the 70 + year reign of this historic place and turn it into a straight boutique hotel and restaurant. he has also purchased all the property across the street to the north where the liquor store and gay mart are located as well as the oceanfront house to their west. he hopes to build a shopping center there with stores, restaurants and galleries, and an underground parking structure.

check out the James Pribram column from this week’s laguna beach coastline pilot. the battle begins!

we definitely need to fight this and can be successful! if you want to help out or
have any thoughts on the demise of the boom and all the new development let me know.

thanks very much.